Tyson Foods has announced plans to build a new poultry plant in Tennessee that is similar to one that had been proposed in Leavenworth County.

Tyson Foods has announced plans to build a new poultry plant in Tennessee that is similar to one that had been proposed in Leavenworth County.

Tyson Foods officials announced plans Monday to build a $300 million complex in Humboldt, Tennessee. The complex will include a processing plant, hatchery and a feed mill. It will employ about 1,500 people, according to a news release from Tyson Foods.

On Sept. 5, officials with Tyson Foods announced plans to build a $320 million poultry complex south of Tonganoxie. They said the facility would have employed about 1,600 people.

The proposal faced immediate opposition from area residents.

On Sept. 18, Leavenworth County commissioners voted to rescind a resolution that had expressed an intent to issue industrial revenue bonds for the project.

The industrial revenue bonds would have served as a mechanism for providing an 80 percent property tax abatement for the Tyson Foods facility south of Tonganoxie for a 10-year period.

The day after the vote by the County Commission, an official with Tyson Foods announced the company was putting its plans for Leavenworth County on hold and looking at other locations.

Officials in other areas of Kansas reportedly pursued the project.

Tyson Foods spokesman Worth Sparkman said Monday in an email that the company’s “plans for a chicken complex in Kansas remain on hold while we move forward in Tennessee. We still have interest in Kansas and will continue to consider potential sites in the state for additional expansion of our poultry business.”

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